Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

Water Use Rises as Fracking Expands »

July 1, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that the USGS research is more comprehensive than other studies, and that increased water use from fracking may put dry regions at risk. 

By Bobby Magill and Climate Central, Scientific American

How Walking in Nature Prevents Depression »

June 30, 2015

Features research on nature's effect on rumination co-authored by Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily  

By Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

New Research Suggests Nature Walks Are Good for Your Brain »

June 29, 2015

Discusses research co-authored by Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post

The “Sixth Extinction” Adds Urgency to Habitat and Climate Protection »

June 24, 2015

Discusses a study co-authored by Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Humanities and Sciences) on how humans have created the sixth mass extinction, and how only we can slow it down.

By Sandra Postel, National Geographic Voices

Study: Weather Patterns That Bring Heatwaves Happening More »

June 24, 2015

Discusses climatic research co-authored by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth Science) 

By Seth Borenstein, AP via Washington Post

A Weather Scientist Explains the Drought in the West »

June 19, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, provides an overview of the weather and climate patterns contributing to the dry conditions.

By Daniel Swain, Outside Magazine

What’s Blamed for California’s Drought? Basically Everything »

June 18, 2015

Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy at Water in the West, states that in reality, we need to be smarter in the way we use water, as opposed to telling people not to move to California.   

By Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press

Putting a Price on Nature »

June 18, 2015

Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily emphasizes that, in natural capital accounting, economics are just part of a complex balance sheet that also considers cultural, educational, community values. Anne Guerry, Woods Academic Research Staff...

By Anna Lieb, PBS NOVA Next

In Epic Drought, California's Water Cops Get Tough At Last »

June 16, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson and Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, discuss California's historic water rights and the state's recent order to...

By Nick Stockton, Wired

El Niño Forecast Brings Calif. Hope for Drought Relief »

June 11, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses how El Niño could affect the California drought. 

By Andrea Thompson, Climate Central

Both Sides Claim Victory Over EPA Fracking Study »

June 7, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that he doesn't think the study will change a lot of minds on either side of the table.

By Rachel Martin and Jeff Brady, NPR

Is Making the Pacific Ocean Drinkable the Best Answer to California's Drought? »

June 5, 2015

Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy at Water in the West, states that desalination should only be considered in California if it is part of a diverse water supply portfolio that also includes strategies such as water...

By Tim Walker, The Independent

California’s Drought And Our Food System »

May 27, 2015

Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses the California drought, climate change and impacts on agriculture 

By Rebecca Sheir, The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Big Animals are Going the Way of the Mammoth »

May 24, 2015

Rodolfo Dirzo (Biology), a co-author of the study, states that humans will feel social and health consequences as well, in the form of higher wildfire risks and increased rodent-borne disease.

By Kerry Klein, San Jose Mercury News

California, Farmers Reach Water Deal, But Enforcement A Challenge »

May 22, 2015

Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, states that lack of data and the unprecedented nature of the drought make it difficult to manage California's water resources. 

By Kurtis Alexander, SF Chronicle

Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain »

May 22, 2015

Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Steve Palumbi (Biology) discusses the importance of the trillions of microorganisms in the ocean such as plankton, bacteria, krill, viruses, protists and archaea are critical to life on earth.

By Christopher Joyce, NPR

Drought Relief, at Last? New Signs Point to Strengthening El Niño  »

May 15, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, states that scientists are observing changes in the atmosphere needed for El Niño to develop.

By Rong-Gong Lin II, LA Times

Stanford Researchers Rethink Sanitation System for Urban Slums »

May 13, 2015

Features dry toilet and related service system developed by researchers affiliated with Woods' Water, Health & Development Program

By Susana Mendoza, Xinhua News

California Drought Threatens Even Oldest Water Rights »

May 13, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson states that the drought now threatens even the oldest water rights holders. 

By Sarah Gardner, Marketplace

BBC, PBS to Highlight Monterey Bay Rebound »

May 11, 2015

Quotes Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Steve Palumbi (Biology) on how the efforts of many people over time made the Monterey Bay’s ecological turnaround possible

By Jason Hoppin, Monterey Herald

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